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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

Metro Milwaukee exports down slightly in Q1

Exports from metro Milwaukee were down 3% in the first quarter compared to the same time in 2023, according to new data from the...

🔒 Unlocking growth: Family businesses walk fine line between metrics and...

When the sibling owners of Glenroy Inc. were considering a recent building expansion, they faced an important question. What kind of business did they want...

🔒 What’s the working capital adjustment and why is it a...

Ask someone who has sold their business which part of the deal caused the most stress and there is a good chance they will...

Marquette University president Michael Lovell dies

Marquette University president Michael Lovell died Sunday following a three-year battle with sarcoma, a form of cancer. Lovell and his wife Amy were in Rome...

🔒 Wisconsin banks grew in Q1 despite rate pressures

Wisconsin banks saw overall growth in loans, deposits and net income in the first quarter, but higher interest rates and decreases in credit quality...

🔒 Brady Corp. names new COO

Milwaukee-based Brady Corp. has named Thomas DeBruine as the company’s chief operating officer starting June 3, according to securities filings. DeBruine will be based at...

🔒 Public Record: Southeast Wisconsin’s top paid public company CEOs

Most of the chief executive officers of public companies in southeastern Wisconsin saw their total compensation rise in 2023, according to a BizTimes Milwaukee...

🔒 Signs of reshoring amid complex period for supply chains

The past eight years have been a whirlwind if nothing else for supply chain professionals. Tariffs and a trade war were followed by a...

🔒 SBA lending in Wisconsin decreased in 2023, this year is...

Lending to Wisconsin businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s two main programs decreased in fiscal 2023, and fiscal 2024 is off to a...

🔒 Which southeastern Wisconsin municipalities grew the most in 2023?

Eighteen of the 100 fastest growing municipalities in Wisconsin are located in the southeastern portion of the state, including seven in Lake Country or...

Which We Energies customers face biggest electric bill increase next year?

Wisconsin Electric filed a request with the Public Service Commission earlier this year to increase its rates 6.9% in 2025 and another 4.78% in...

🔒 Generac exec taking on expanded role with CTO departure

Generac Power Systems announced that Shree Dandekar will take over leadership responsibility for the company’s corporate engineering and product management as chief technical officer...

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